Bike Umbrella – Bub-up® Rain Protection Cycling Umbrella Cover
$ 147.51 Including VAT
Bub-up® Bike Umbrella – enjoy the rain!
An innovative new bike umbrella that really works! Welcome to the “Bub-up®” rain protection bubble, a hands-free cycling umbrella that you wear like a backpack. Supplied in a handy carry bag with a shoulder strap (and also attaches to your backpack or to your bike luggage rack) this ingenious cycling rain hood is a pop-up design, that opens instantly.
It’s easy to store and easy to carry. This groundbreaking product is different from any other solution on the market. The protective bubble fits like a backpack and two hook-and-loop fasteners fit onto any bicycle handlebar. As a result, it is extremely simple to install and very comfortable to use. A universal cycling umbrella that fits all sorts of bikes. It can also be used for e-bikes, e-scooters and also mobility scooters.
With the new Bub-up® bike umbrella you’ll be singin’ in the rain! You’ll learn to appreciate the freedom of cycling in just your regular clothes, without needing cumbersome waterproof clothing and without getting wet! This is the ultimate alternative to regular rain clothes.
There are two colour options: black/yellow and blue/yellow. Just select your preference from the Colour Options drop-down menu.
Bub-up® Cycling Umbrella – Specifications
Outer fabric is 50% polyester, and 50% phthalate-free PVC.
Weight: 1 kg (2.2lb) – Bag diameter: 40 cm (16″)
Optimised shape to reduce wind resistance
More than 80% of the body protected against rain and cold
Self-releasing safety buckles
Can be used while wearing a small backpack
Fits all bikes and stand-up scooters
Attaches to your backpack
or attaches to your bike – ready for action!
The Bub-up® Bike Umbrella – is it safe?
Yes, but use it sensibly. Don’t try it on a busy national speed limit dual carriageway in the midst of a howling gale! The product is really intended for cycle paths and traffic-calmed areas. Although optimised for reduced wind resistance, it will feel different. When you first receive it, we suggest you practice for a while off-road.
Installation of your pop-up bike umbrella
How to fold away your pop-up bike umbrella
Attaching your Bub-up® Bike Umbrella to your bike
Bub-up® Bike Umbrella Q&A
What about the wind?
The shape and structure of Bub-up® were designed to reduce wind resistance.
To ensure better aerodynamics and to prevent a parachute effect, the back end of Bub-up® is narrower than the front. The flexible frame of Bub-up® does not change shape under 35 km/h (riding speed).
Beyond that, or if there are strong winds, Bub-up® will bend to the wind and gradually allow the wind to slide along its surface, in turn avoiding the parachute effect.
If this happens, just lean forward to bring Bub-up® back to its original shape.
However, Bub-up® is not intended for use in high winds Cyclists do not feel wind resistance up to 15 km/h (riding speed).
What about visibility through the windscreen?
The large, porthole-shaped windscreen at the front of Bub-up® offers a wide field of vision with little change in visibility.
Indeed, the vast majority of riders say that visibility is much higher through a Bub-up® than having rainfall directly onto their face or eyeglasses!
Water droplets beading on the windscreen aren’t really a nuisance either.
However, special care must be taken at night, because car headlights coming from the opposite direction can cause glare from water on the screen.
How much does it protect against rain and cold?
Once your bike is moving, most rain falling, even from the side, is stopped by the windscreen.
However, depending on how strong side winds are, your shoulders and arms may be more or less exposed.
What about safety?
Safety issues have been the main component in Bub-up®’s design and development.
Indeed, if a cyclist is in an accident, the product has self-releasing safety buckles built into the carrying system that automatically release if traction is strong.
Moreover, because of its flexible frame and optimised shape, and even though it is attached directly to the handlebars, Bub-up® does not interfere with bike operation.
Finally, because the Bub-up® takes up a larger volume than a cyclist alone, riders are more visible to other vehicles on the road.
Can it be installed on all bikes?
Bub-up® is compatible with all electric and traditional bicycles. For more comfort, also make sure that the saddle is not positioned higher than the handlebars.
However, bikes with drop handlebars should be avoided as they require a round or reclining position that is not very compatible with Bub-up®. The good news is that using Bub-up® is possible with a front basket.
Can my child use it on their bike?
Bub-up® is not intended for use by children. Bub-up® is not recommended for use with a child seat.
However, you can use Bub-up® with a cargo bike equipped with a front box with a built-in hood, and this will protect both the rider and the passengers in the cargo box!
How can I dry it after use?
Just like an umbrella, Bub-up® should be dried open.
Simply lay it on the floor in a clean and dry location or place it on a chair or small table.
If your bike storage area is secure, you can also dry Bub-up® directly on your bike by placing it on your bike in “break” mode.
You can also place Bub-up® in a bathtub or shower to dry off.